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Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
's one of the characteristics of most addicts. narrator: environment is also an important element in determining the risk for addiction. dr. mccaul: because it's not like other genetically-affected illnesses that will express, to some extent independently of the person's behavior, or how the person interacts with their environment. this problem is very uniquely dependent on how the person interacts with their environment. if they don't expose themselves to the agent at risk, to the alcohol or to the drug, they'll never develop the disorder. narrator: the fact that drugs are so prevalent in our society just increases the environmental risk of exposure. poverty and drugs seem to be partners. wherever there is a lull in the environment or the economy, it looks like drugs just come in-- the use of drugs, the ability-- drugs just come in. you can go to any community that is not of color, and it will take you blocks to find liquor stores. in our community, and this is mostly people of color-- i've seen this also in the california-- mexican-american, texas-- there's a liquor store on eve
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
stress. having firearms injected into that environment is not healthy. there is also a lot of dissenting views on campus. all political spectrum represented on campus for some their opinions on many different issues. having firearms present in those kinds of discussions is also, i think, potentially volatile. >> your own personal concerns about, for example, grading students? >> i connect with my students on i a pretty deep level, i think, not only in lecture, but also when i pass on their grading exams. sometimes, a failing grade that i may have to issue as part of my duty as a professor could be the final failing grade that pushes them out of the diversity. that has a potentially big impact on their life, and that is a potential for some rational behavior. after all, they are human beings. i would not a fought -- want a firearm in my own pocket throughout my daily experiences, and i do not believe human being should be trusted to behave appropriately with a firearm circumstances. >> last i was giving a talk at the university church in boulder. a woman had come up to me and said, are yo
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